Friday, March 11, 2011
Slump BUST OUT!
Haven’t felt like yourself lately? Whether you’ve been under the weather, not been turning in your typical quality work, or even had a string of bad luck, there are certain things you can do to change the recent tides back in a positive direction. These "recent tides," could be characterized as a slump and every athlete knows they’re prone to experience one at some point in time. So yes, unfortunately, we are prone slumps in our personal life as well.
In athletics a slump buster is crucial and something that requires a change---ultimately triggering a positive outcome. In life we need slump buster's too!!! Have you ever heard the saying, “Keep doing what you’ve always done and you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten?” Essentially, if you keep doing what you’ve been doing the odds of breaking out of a slump are less likely.
Begin by trying a new approach, having a new outlook and WILLING yourself to positivity.
Life wise: Definitely consider switching things up when you’re in a life slump. It’s not only good for you, but it helps extinguish the boredom and monotony of everyday life. We also think its fun to keep our most favorite people on their toes! HelloOoO, you are secretly saving them from a boring life and doing a good deed all at the same time! By the way, no one wants to be around a Debbie Downer-Double Frowner as spring quickly approaches. To bust outta that slump, here are a few suggestions for starters:
· Take a look at the BIG picture and concentrate on the positive(s) within your life—what brings you joy?
· Commit to staying active! Sharing an honest moment, we have started P90X twice without actually finishing it. But as our witness, we promise to finish it, we HAVE to do it! And of course, endorphins make you happy, right?
· Take a mini-vacay
· Go on an overdue date night with your special someone
· Look at pictures that remind you of fond memories.
Sports wise: With softball and baseball season underway let’s consider the following scenario: You’ve had 0 hits in your last 20 at bats…YIKES! So let’s switch things up by executing a bunt -PS- this is your slump buster. By catching the other team off guard, you are now standing safely on first base (way to go). Now the seed has been planted and your previous choices will influence the defense for future at bats. So next time, the defense may come in half a step expecting another possible bunt. That small step could result in a hit that’s barely out of the 3rd baseman’s reach…this is a game of inches (and so is life). When analyzing your next move always consider “taking what the defense gives you!”